Continuing Education Department at NAIT is launching the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program (SMEC) – a certification program offered in partnership with Siemens, one of the world's largest high-tech manufacturers. The program focuses on Siemens' System Approach. The courses adopt a practical, learn-by-doing, methodology in order to best prepare participants to work with a holistic understanding of mechatronic systems.
These four courses will prepare you for the certification as a Siemens Certified Mechatronic System Assistant. The job profile for which the level 1 certification prepares you is that of a machine operator, who has a well-rounded understanding of the complex interrelationships and inter-workings of a mechatronic system.
Describe the basic functions and physical properties of electrical components, and explain preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, and safety issues for electrical components within the system. Describe the basic functions and physical properties of mechanical components, as well as electrical drives (AC and DC), and the roles they play within the system. Describe the basics of pneumatic, electro pneumatic, and hydraulic control circuits in a complex mechatronic system. Explain the fundamentals of digital logic and an introduction to programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in a complex mechatronic system, with a focus on the automation system SIMATIC S7-1500, and the appropriate programming software, Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal.
Once you have successfully completed all four courses, you will be ready to sit for the Level 1 certification examination. This will be administered through a neutral testing centre. By successfully passing the Level 1 Certification Examination will you be awarded the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Assistant Certificate.